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What if CCP and HBO collaborated...

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Yokai Mitsuhide
Doomheim
#61 - 2012-08-30 02:22:11 UTC
Mars Theran wrote:
Cast of Characters:

Kiefer Sutherland - Caldari
Donald Sutherland - Caldari
Charlie Sheen - John Rourke
Bruce Willis - Amarr
Mickey Rourke - Caldari
Sam Elliot - Gallente
Helen Mirren - Gallente
Don Cheadle - Amarr
Steve Buscemi - Caldari
Angelina Jolie - Minmatar
Leelee Sobieski - Amarr
Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson - Minmatar
Halle Berry - Minmatar
Uma Thurman - Amarr
Morgan Freeman - Minmatar
Samuel L. Jackson - Minmatar
Rhona Mitra - Gallente
Ben Afleck - Gallente
Milla Jovovich - Gallente (little edit there)
..also: Gary Oldman - Amarr
Lucy Liu - Caldari

Just a thought, and by no means fully decided on. Of course, they could always hire myself and a bunch of other players. I'd get my passport and take some time off work for that, provided the pay was decent and expenses were covered. Big smile


Don't get into a casting job, that is one awful AWFUL lineup.
Antisocial Malkavian
Antisocial Malkavians
#62 - 2012-08-30 02:22:52 UTC
Wouldnt Charlie Sheen be Sansha?

And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit.

Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#63 - 2012-08-30 02:38:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Wouldnt Charlie Sheen be Sansha?

nah he'd be comatose in a corner somewhere buried under a pile of Columbias third finest export, the first two being Shakira and coffee.

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ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
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#64 - 2012-08-30 02:47:36 UTC
Why has no one listed any actors for the Jove?

Wait, you don't need an actors for people hiding in the shadows.

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Natsett Amuinn
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Caldari State
#65 - 2012-08-30 02:52:02 UTC
Antisocial Malkavian wrote:
Yeah there are what 6 resident evil movies now?

and hell; video games to movies is a better premise than board games to movies AKA Battleship
*barf*

Everyone hates on Battleship, I love the movie, it's fun.

They're making yet another RE movie. It looked like the premise behind this one is that everything that happend in the other 21 movies wasn't real. They seem to have a strange fascination with seeing if they can make a worse sequel than the last.
Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#66 - 2012-08-30 03:12:49 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Video games make terrible movies / shows. Their entire selling point is interactivity.


The resident evil series would like to take a bite out of you, based on a video game, panned by the critics, made a metric shedload of cash at the cinema and on DVD.

then there was Doom which kind of proves Akirei's point, even Uwe Boll couldn't have made that worse.


They were bad movies. A guilty pleasure at best.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#67 - 2012-08-30 03:20:24 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Video games make terrible movies / shows. Their entire selling point is interactivity.


The resident evil series would like to take a bite out of you, based on a video game, panned by the critics, made a metric shedload of cash at the cinema and on DVD.

then there was Doom which kind of proves Akirei's point, even Uwe Boll couldn't have made that worse.


They were bad movies. A guilty pleasure at best.


You say that like a guilty pleasure is a bad thing P

/me has various guilty pleasures, Kylie Minogue is one of them

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Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#68 - 2012-08-30 03:25:36 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Video games make terrible movies / shows. Their entire selling point is interactivity.


The resident evil series would like to take a bite out of you, based on a video game, panned by the critics, made a metric shedload of cash at the cinema and on DVD.

then there was Doom which kind of proves Akirei's point, even Uwe Boll couldn't have made that worse.


They were bad movies. A guilty pleasure at best.


You say that like a guilty pleasure is a bad thing P

/me has various guilty pleasures, Kylie Minogue is one of them


They have their place, but equating a movie like Kangaroo Jack to Inception is pretty much idiotic.
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#69 - 2012-08-30 03:28:55 UTC
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
Why has no one listed any actors for the Jove?

Wait, you don't need an actors for people hiding in the shadows.


Mickey Rourke of course Blink

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Akai Kvaesir
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#70 - 2012-08-30 03:29:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Akai Kvaesir
The thing is, I'd be willing to bet that most of the EVE playerbase would not only see it, but drag or con as many friends into seeing it as well. And you know, no matter how bad it is, your probably going to buy the DVD...which would probably come with some irrelevant yet desirable ingame item...

Either way, it would generate a LOT of exposure for EVE, especially if it was done right. And don't bash bad movies too hard, I mean, Steven Seagal is still making movies, and people still watch them (even if they can't understand a WORD he says...), Out For A Kill, anybody?

As long as Uwe Boll doesn't have a thing to do with it, I'm sure it would at least recoup the expenses. I really hope someone at CCP is at least making inquiries over this idea, as it's probably one of the better ideas to come out of GD, in just about forever.

~Akai

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Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#71 - 2012-08-30 03:35:25 UTC
Akai Kvaesir wrote:
As long as Uwe Boll doesn't have a thing to do with it, I'm sure it would at least recoup the expenses.
~Akai


Hah... Hahaha... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Do you have any idea how much money would have to be dumped into special effects for a film set in the EVE universe to even approach matching the aesthetic quality of a modern film? No, the odds are strongly in favor of "multi-million dollar loss" on a project like this.
Andski
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#72 - 2012-08-30 04:19:25 UTC
it'd be a resounding success, like all the other successful movies about video games, such as

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Citrute
The High and Mighty
Carebear Abortion Clinic
#73 - 2012-08-30 04:30:46 UTC
Fanfest cinematic trailer 2012..... I don't care if its successful or not. I would pay 2 plex per 45 minute run time mini series episode.

Make it happen and take my money.



CCP, can you confirm or deny if this project is under NDA territory?
Marlona Sky
State War Academy
Caldari State
#74 - 2012-08-30 04:42:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Il Feytid
Andski wrote:
it'd be a resounding success, like all the other successful movies about video games, such as

Laura Croft and Resident Evil (the first ones) did pretty well and those are off the top of my head.

What exactly defines 'successful' is entirely dependent on each persons own personal view. Some just look at how much it grossed. Others look at how closely the film stays true to the actual video game. The biggest mistake most producers make when deciding to make a film based on a video game is trying to appease the video game fan first instead of other core elements like a great script and good director. Some think that the film being based off a successful video game is enough to carry the film and that is simply not the case at all.
Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#75 - 2012-08-30 05:05:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Proclus Diadochu
Andski wrote:
it'd be a resounding success, like all the other successful movies about video games, such as


Whether you guys like them or not, the following were financially successful video game to movies:

Hitman
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Annihilation
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Mortal Kombat
Silent Hill
Max Payne




EDIT: Both Tomb Raiders were financially successful.

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Abel Merkabah
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Caldari State
#76 - 2012-08-30 05:23:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Abel Merkabah
Marlona Sky wrote:
Andski wrote:
it'd be a resounding success, like all the other successful movies about video games, such as

Laura Croft and Resident Evil (the first ones) did pretty well and those are off the top of my head.

What exactly defines 'successful' is entirely dependent on each persons own personal view. Some just look at how much it grossed. Others look at how closely the film stays true to the actual video game. The biggest mistake most producers make when deciding to make a film based on a video game is trying to appease the video game fan first instead of other core elements like a great script and good director. Some thing that the film being based off a successful video game is enough to carry the film and that is simply not the case at all.


The beauty of EvE is that it is violent, full of politics and deception. If you take those elements and put them in a sci-fi series, with a well written story and believe able cast, you'd have gold. Due to this, you could have an intelligent script that makes real commentary all while still appealing to the player base.

Because EvE is a Sandbox, any story is really possible in some way. Hell, think of some of the player content that has occurred in this game, some of those events could be great stories if handled right. Espionage, scams, betrayal, revenge? Friendship, perseverance, trust? Eve's universe is capable of all those qualities, surely a decent author could create an intriguing story in this setting. Hell a romantic approach could be taken and the real main character is the universe of Eve itself, not the beings that inhabit it.

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Barrogh Habalu
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#77 - 2012-08-30 06:10:22 UTC
Well, that would take a fresh story to be written...
Remind me when was the last time CCP bothered with EVE story?

On a side note, why not. I can see why HBO name was brought here though... :)
Vince Arron
ANZAC ALLIANCE
Goonswarm Federation
#78 - 2012-08-30 06:18:08 UTC
Natsett Amuinn wrote:
Vince Arron wrote:
Because all the other game to TV show-movies worked out so well right?

Game story telling doesnt work with in the Movie or TV format you are taking a interactive medium and turning it into a spectator sport.

it hasnt worked, it doesnt work and it wont work.

Belive it or not, the first Resident Evil movie was actually pretty good. Maybe you didn't like it, but most people seemed to.

Aside from that the only other movie that actually comes to mind is House of the Dead, whatever it was called, and yeah it was awful. Had nothing to do with being a movie based on a game though, it was just a bad movie.

Bad movies aren't usually bad because of what they're based on, they're bad because they weren't done well. Most Stephen King novels have been turned into pretty bad movies, even when he wrote the screenplays himself. It's not because books don't make for good movies, it's because the movie wasn't made well.

Once upon a time comic books were notorious for being made into bad movies. Look at some of the biggest movies to come out lately. Iron man, Avengers, the first and second spider man, the last three batman movies. If the movie industry looked at what was done in the past and said, "well, movies based on comic books are bad" we would have never got some really great movies made.

Thankfully the world isn't full of people that make ridiculous statements like the one quoted.


True but many books have been made into movies and done well. Comics and graphic novels are essentially books.

the first resident evil move took quite alot of liberty's with the story line.


Then you look at something like the doom movie... the the god awful mario movie from the 80's

Also

1.Prince Of Persia movie that no one remembers
2. the BloodRayne movie that people dont talk about
3.Double Dragon the movie...yeah
4.Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

ECT...ECT

If you want to make a movie biased on a video game you really need to toss out almost all of the story and try to make a new one thats so removed that i doesn't resemble the video game at all.

Perhaps eve could be different but i doubt it.
Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#79 - 2012-08-30 06:34:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Paul Oliver
Vince Arron wrote:
the the god awful mario movie from the 80's

Are you kidding? Dennis Hopper was great in that movie, in fact thank you for mentioning it, I haven't seen it in years so I think I'm gonna go grab it now. Big smile

And come to think of it, Dennis Hopper would probably make a good President Souro Foiritan.
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Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#80 - 2012-08-30 07:05:15 UTC
Paul Oliver wrote:
I think the real question is, who would play Jamyl Sarum?

(I nominate Angelina Jolie, she's good at playing megalomaniacal sociopaths)


Morena Baccarin. She played Inara in Firefly, and Adria in SG-1. She'd be perfect.